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Prolimatech Unveils Genesis Black Series CPU Heatsink

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Prolimatech has launched the Black Series of its Genesis CPU heatsink.

The system has two separate arrays of fins as well as six 6mm cooling pipes and can carry up to three 120 mm or 140 mm fans. The manufacturer includes mounting equipment for two fans as part of the cooler package.

Prolimatech says the heatsink fits AMD's AM2, AM2+ and AM3 sockets as well as Intel's socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 and 2011.

The heatsink weighs about 800 g, according to the manufacturer and will also cool surrounding components "such as RAM, MOSFET, and the Northbridge chipset heatsink." The Genesis Black Series is on sale in the UK for £60 or about $94. There was no information when the device will make its way to the U.S.

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    killerclick , June 19, 2012 10:35 AM
    There are too many CPU heatsinks and too few GPU heatsinks.
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    killerclick , June 19, 2012 10:35 AM
    There are too many CPU heatsinks and too few GPU heatsinks.
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    neiroatopelcc , June 19, 2012 10:52 AM
    I wonder if the clearance will fit modern 'performance' memory with extended heatspreaders
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    CaedenV , June 19, 2012 12:11 PM
    killerclickThere are too many CPU heatsinks and too few GPU heatsinks.

    Agreed! I had a great passive heatsink for my 9800GT, and I hate that there is not something with a duel design like this for the gtx570. I understand there not being enough watt dispersion for the heat sink to be on a single side of the card... so have it wrap over to the other side!
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    Travis Beane , June 19, 2012 12:36 PM
    Well, that's strange but it may help cooling the RAM.
    Personally, I have a CoolerMaster V8, and I just want it to be much, much bigger, made from copper, and with 3x 140mm Scythe fans strapped to it.
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    A Bad Day , June 19, 2012 12:47 PM
    caedenvAgreed! I had a great passive heatsink for my 9800GT, and I hate that there is not something with a duel design like this for the gtx570. I understand there not being enough watt dispersion for the heat sink to be on a single side of the card... so have it wrap over to the other side!


    I like passive GPU heatsinks. They're big, and if you throw in active cooling, your temperature would be significantly lower than the actively cooled one.

    Except for Asus DirectCU II or other triple-slot GPUs...
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    willard , June 19, 2012 2:10 PM
    Looks like a truly awful design for a cooler to me. The horizontal portion is blocking the lower part of the vertical portion. Add a 120mm fan to that and it's going to be obstructing the airflow for at least a third of the vertical part.
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    eddieroolz , June 19, 2012 4:50 PM
    Its a unique design for sure, but its a bit expensive.
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    sporkimus , June 19, 2012 7:04 PM
    Looks like Stevie Wonder has started designing CPU heatsinks. I can't possibly think of another reason why this thing would look so terrible and ineffecient.
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    blazorthon , June 19, 2012 11:11 PM
    I can understand the reasoning behind this cooler's design... Really I can. However, that doesn't change the fact that if they want something like this, then they would probably have a much better cooler if the vertical part was above the horizontal part.
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    bluekoala , June 20, 2012 2:03 AM
    I want to see this thing on Tom's bench with the following tests:

    CPU cooling:
    Passive cooling performance vs other passive coolers
    With 1,2 and 3 fans

    Northbridge cooling
    RAM cooling

    If this thing works as the manufacturer suggests then this could be a very interesting item for more than modest overclocking.